Under the gleaning project umbrella, Second Harvest has implemented a fruit tree registry geared towards salvaging fruit from residential and orchard trees.
Homeowners ideally maintain and harvest their own fruit when possible. Second Harvest supplies the education (workshops), as well as picking boxes and transportation on harvest day.
When homeowners are unable to harvest their fruit, Second Harvest utilizes its volunteer database. Acquiring volunteers is a necessity for orchard gleans due to their size.
Though Second Harvest’s backyard registry a new non-profit, the Spokane Edible Tree Project, found its roots. Spokane Edible Tree Project started as a result of all of the fruit and nut trees not being harvested even within Second Harvest’s registry. Now Spokane Edible Tree Project works solely on harvesting and gleaning produce that was previously going to waste.
In addition to harvesting, Spokane Edible Tree Project educates the community on tree care maintenance and under utilized resources in our region.
While there are many layers to the Spokane Edible Tree Project, the organization’s main mission is to get the community involved in wanting to help save produce!